Our Team

Lantana Retreat 2018

Heather Dubendris, MSPH

Public Health Analyst

Department: Analysts
Affinity Group: Public Health
Location: North Carolina
“Providing training and guidance based on expertise in public health surveillance systems promotes standardized reporting, benchmarking, and evaluation of data over time.”

Heather Dubendris is a public health analyst. She earned her bachelor’s degree in community health education and her master’s degree in public health in epidemiology. Her background is in epidemiology with nearly ten years of experience working in community health. Heather comes to us from the NC Division of Public Health, where she served as the lead healthcare associated infections epidemiologist. In this role, Heather had primary responsibility over the surveillance and analysis of healthcare associated infections data and provided communicable disease consultation to a variety of stakeholders.

At Lantana, Heather applies her epidemiology expertise to the NHSN AUR module.  

Q&A

I’d like to travel to:  

Peru, Glacier National Park, Scotland, New Zealand.  

My favorite quote is: 

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver  

When you were 8 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

A librarian or a doctor  

Downtime: how do you relax?  

Either drink tea and get cozy with a good book or get outside (go hiking, camping or exercise with friends)